I was so excited to turn the page last night and find that I had come full circle in my A Sentence A Day journal! I started this three year cycle journal on July 17th, 2015 and last night, I found myself looking at my answer from last year.
The prompt: What does your dream home look like?
My answer in 2015: an apartment in the city, with big windows to see the lights, and it’s close to LIFE!
I was amazed that I am now living in that place that I had dreamed of one year ago. I’m now in an apartment, pretty much in the city, at just 4km from the CBD. I’m on the fifth (top) floor and I have a large terrace which looks out over the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. My view of the actual CBD is to the south and I can see part of it but not the whole skyline.
Still, I’m pretty happy with that.
My response last night, July 17th, 2016: Wow, my first crossover date! As above, but now I’m in it!! View is not quite right 😉
Can’t really argue with that. Especially since I was living in the Brisbane suburbs last year, where my view was just the houses across the road. For years, I was happy with that, and actually, it’s a very comforting and familiar view. But I was craving the city, and having things to do right outside my door. I used to have to drive at least 40 minutes to get into the city in Brisbane or pay $100 in a cab (each way). Now, I can hop on a tram and be there in 15! Ah, bliss.
Mind you, coming home after work in peak hour, it’s still 45 minutes! But I’m not driving, I’m reading blogs 😊😊 And peak hour to my place in Brisbane was over an hour.
I feel so much more connected to things now that I’m living close to the city. I think that because I love alone, I need that connection. In my previous job, I travelled with other people so I was always with someone during the day. It’s different now and I’m loving being able to get out and about so easily.
Just for interest, I always record the time of the day (night) that I filled in my response, the city that I’m in and the temperature.
2015: Brisbane * 11:30pm * 8 degrees Celsius
2016: Melbourne * 11:45pm * 13 degrees Celsius
Colder in Brisbane this time last year! Eek!
Ok, enough reminiscing from me. Would you like to answer this prompt? What does your dream home look like?
I’m looking forward to reading your responses. And I’m looking forward to reading mine from last year as the year continues!